Scotland is a country of five million people located in northern Europe. We are one of four nations which make up the United Kingdom. With the UK one of the most sought after destinations for international students, Scotland continues to attract thousands of international students every year who seek world leading education in a safe and culturally diverse environment. Scotland has long held a reputation for providing the best education available.
As the 6th largest economy in the world, with world leading industries in banking and finance, engineering, science, innovation and technology, and a multibillion pound tourism industry, the UK offers learners a wealth of knowledge, expertise and opportunities.
Facts and Figures - Scotland
Size - 78,772 square kilometres
Population - 5.2 million
Currency - £ GBP Great British Pound (also called Sterling)
Government - Devolved parliamentary democracy (governments in both Edinburgh and London)
Healthcare - Provided by the National Health Service (NHS) and free for full-time overseas students
Temperature - Average summer temperature: 18°C, Average winter temperature: 6°C
Major Industries - Banking and finance; oil and gas; IT and computing; the creative industries; whisky; tourism
Highest Mountain - Ben Nevis: 1,343 m
Number of Islands - More than 750